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released January 14, 2011

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Track Name: Caesura
I don't like what I do so we're even
I'd prefer me to leave so we're uneven again
I give myself strength until I need it
Then I bury it deep under indifference
This terrifying peace is what I've wanted
This deafening silence is a long-awaited friend
But now I'm realising why I fought it
I knew I'd be alone in the end
Alone in the end

Nobody knows just how close it's become
Then you cut and run
And I don't blame anyone
Anyone
I don't blame anyone
Anyone
Did I mention I want you?
That wherever you go I will come back to haunt you?
But I could never confront you
Cause I'm no one
No one

I don't have any plans for this evening
I don't have any plans for the next twenty years
I still can't decide if it's the real thing
I can only predict it will all end in tears
I give myself strength until I need it
I give myself strength until I'm faced with a choice
But now I'm realising what I wanted
Was to give in to the sound of your voice
The sound of your voice

Did I mention I want you
Don't know why but I want you
Never thought that I'd want you
But I know that I want you

(Caesura
The end is not a start
You can't mend your broken heart
You can't pretend this hasn't torn me apart)

Nobody knows just how close it's become
Then you cut and run
And I don't blame anyone
Anyone
I don't blame anyone
Anyone
Did I mention I want you?
That wherever you go I will come back to haunt you?
But I could never confront you
Cause I'm no one
No one
So maybe I don't need anyone
Maybe all I get is anger at what I've become
I never know when I'm done
I still don't blame anyone
Anyone
Did I mention I want you?
That I'd bleed myself dry just to taunt you?
But I could never confront you
Cause I'm no one
No one
Track Name: Man
What an awful man
Does he know how much we
Need a better man
There's no better man than he
Another change of plan
But the plan is still the same
Another pair of hands
Another pair of hands to blame
Yet more wasted time
That we can't afford
Another hill to climb
We have no more
What an awful man
What a devastating shame
Here comes another man
But the man is still the same

We don't love you anymore
We don't love you anymore

What a sordid place
What it could have become
What a moral maze
What a thorough job we've done
Do they know our ways
Do they know we mean no harm
Can we celebrate
Without reaching for our arms
Yet more wasted time
We've been here before
Another hill to climb
That they can't afford
A million more today
What a devastating shame
We know other ways
But the man is still the same

We don't love you anymore
We don't love you anymore
Track Name: Borderline
I'm gonna wake up from alcohol
I'm gonna broaden my mind
I'm gonna become the President
I'm gonna better everyone's lives
Cause my bones have been aching from indifference
I'm getting stiff from these old bruises of mine
I'm gonna open my eyes on my very last day
And realise I wasted all of this time
And reach for it all again

When I'm calm and unafraid
I'll be alive for a while
Then life echoes back to where it's safe
And I turn my eyes to the fire
And in time
On my own time
I'll cross that borderline

I'm gonna gonna stamp out my own freedoms
I'm gonna gamble all my liberties on dice
I'm gonna welcome the thunder and pray for the rain
Then tell everyone it all turned out nice
Cause you're life ain't worth shit unless you live a little
And it won't leave a scar until you die
So I'm gonna wait here for my very last breath
And realise I've wasted all of this time
And do it all over again

When I'm calm and unafraid
I'll be alive for a while
Then life echoes back to where it's safe
And I turn my eyes to the fire
And in time
On my own time
I'll cross that borderline
Track Name: Unnatural
Why read a book
When there's a movie
Why see a movie
When there's a TV show
Nothing you don't want to know
Why read a magazine
When I already seen it
Why read a magazine
I got a digital feed
In panoramic widescreen
Why send a letter
There's so much better
Why send a letter
I got an electronic postman
Increase the size of your hands

The way the World evolves
From natural to unnatural
It's natural to keep it all away

There’s too many people
The World can’t be peaceful
The radio tower
Is our church and our steeple

Why send a message
When you can't even spell it
Why send a message
When you can shout in the crowd
Too busy laughing out loud
Why take a pill
A contraceptive
Why take it at all
Just keep knockin ‘em out
Keep thinking you should feel proud

The way the World evolves
From natural to unnatural
It's natural to keep it all away

In the eyes of God
It's natural
To hold ourselves accountable
What we have made
Have we forgot
That it's not insurmountable
We try to take
Enough to ignore
Enough to make it comfortable
Lives to save
Save no more
So what are you proposing
To help us
Meet our own expectations
Handle the situation
Think I'll go on vacation

There’s too many people
The World can’t be peaceful
The radio tower
Is our church and our steeple
There’s too many people
Why should we be grateful?
State-approved fornication
Reproduction cathedral
Track Name: Grateful (Get Over It)
I know you're pulling a lot of this weight
I know I'm damned if I do and I'm damned if I'll do it again
If it's not too late
I know I'm causing a lot of frustration
I know I'm wearing a lot of your patience away

Get over and over it

I know you're taking a lot on faith
I know the end of your tether is just seconds away
And I should be grateful
I know you wanted some kind of affirmation
I know you're pushing all your limitations away

Get over and over it
Track Name: Poverty
Night on the roadside
Neon lights on the road
The cars blowing dust in your eyes
A few yards from your home
Don't know how you got here
Or how long you will stay
You'll fight off the cold in your sleeping bag
A few yards away

Night round the coal fire
Your suitcase for a chair
Nights when the thought of your life
Is damn too much to bear
The warm light from their windows
Like a beacon that pulls so hard you cannot face it
It's just too much to follow
It's just too hard to care
So you don't care

Breathing in indifference
Breathing out the truth
You spend your life wondering
Are you in poverty
Or is poverty in you

Numb from the cold night
The desperation you feel
Will these cigarettes last until light
Will you find your next meal
The hard stares then look away
When they recognise that there but for the grace of God go I

Breathing in indifference
Breathing out the truth
You spend your life wondering
Are you in poverty
Or is poverty in you
Track Name: The Cut
As the rain fell
They all gathered for the night
With their faces pressed against the window
They watched the water rise
They watched the sky turn black
They watched the others die
Nothing could go wrong now
Said the man who'd led them there
Nothing could go wrong now
But we must prepare for a long, cold Winter
We'll make it through

And the first-born were put to sacrifice
All the dying Sun had been
Was a messenger of Christ
And through the rain of centuries
It wouldn't take long
Before man was just a memory
And everything they were was gone

At the end of the night
Those who remained
Crawled out from hiding
And said a prayer for the others
The earth was devastated
But the sky was clear
And a message in the clouds to them
Don't ever come back here

Will I
Will I die
Will I make the cut tonight
To see the storm of light and sound
At daybreak when I come around
To see the light of tomorrow
For the dead of today
And the river the rain of centuries made
Will wash it all away

And the new world would be a paradise
All that man's home had been
Was too high a price
And through the rain of centuries
It wouldn't take long
Before man was just a memory
And nothing more could go wrong
Track Name: Tense
Why do you speak without a sound
Why do you carry a badge of indifference around
Why do you stay quiet in a crowd
Why are there only thoughts you cannot say out loud
Why do you never speak in words
Why are you so afraid that one day you might be heard
Why are you still digging in the dirt
Why are you still afraid of the people that you've hurt

It's only me
Of course
If only I knew who that really was
It's only getting worse
If only I could
I'd turn everything off

Why do you stay inside your home
Why do you always think you're better off alone
Why would you rather be unknown
Why do you always get cut to the bone
Why do you give in to your nerves
Why do you always give what others don't deserve
Why are you so afraid of the World
Track Name: Awakening
I'm clutching at straws because that's all I have left
So I clutch and come away with a fistful of regrets
A handful of anger at the things I didn't get
It just remains to push away all this loneliness

What a difficult awakening this has become
Watch me take it out on everything I love
When I wake up

Need and want are not so different but not this time
Because I can't afford the luxury to pick a side
How I wish I had more nerve or maybe none at all
How I wish I'd never seen just how incredible you are
I could call it obsession or a psychotic break
I could call it a struggle with the might of this awakening
I know I have failed you in every respect
I know you protect yourself
With rejection

What a difficult awakening this has become
Watch me throw away the good things I've done
Watch me lose all the beauty that I've ever had
Watch me make a hollow shell out of a man
When I wake up

What a difficult awakening this has become
Watch me take it out on everything I love
Watch me stab you in the back with your own kindness
Watch me stumble and collapse from my own blindness
What a difficult awakening this has become
Watch me fuck up everything under the Sun
Watch me take apart the bonds I had with everyone
Watch me take it out on everything I love
When I wake up
Track Name: Intimacy
Your fire burns warmest in Winter
When I'm standing outside
My fists bunched in my coat
I went walking a half-mile or so
Then returned, my shoes heavy with dirt
And the rain pounded the back yard all night
Patience like this don't come easily
Waiting for hours in the October cold
An orange light glows from your window
A beacon to welcome me in
And the night
The night can't come soon enough
The night will come soon enough

If you had shown me the love I deserve
You know that I wouldn't be making it hurt
There's difficult moments at first
But I have rehearsed every second of this in my mind
When you've admitted that it's for the best
You'll feel the beauty I've made in my head
To see us together in death

Open your mail on the front porch
Mornings are nothing but coffee and smoke
The flowers I sent you have died on their stem
And they're drying to nothing
You don't care
Cause you don't know who sent them
It's nothing like love on the TV
The movies all got it pathetically wrong
Love isn't timid attraction
Or afternoon walks in the park
Love is pain
It's committment and sacrifice
It's devoting your life
But you have confirmed my suspicions
I always thought you might not understand
I hoped I'd see love in your eyes but instead
It's revulsion and fear
It's okay
But I have a plan
I have a plan

If you had shown me the love I deserve
You know that I wouldn't be making it hurt
There's difficult moments at first
But I have rehearsed every second of this in my mind
When you've admitted that it's for the best
You'll feel the beauty I've made in my head
To see us together in death
Track Name: Black Horse
I wanted a black horse
But they gave me a white horse
I punished them
And now the noose is getting a little tight for me
I prayed for a black horse
But He gave me a white horse
For all the good it did
He could have made me a rotting corpse
I punished them and now I do feel guilt
Yes, but not remorse
I punished them and now they know
Don't sell a man the wrong horse
Track Name: Go To The Lord
Oh mother hear our funeral dirge
Do our voices carry your way
We broke our backs for your natural coal
And you have washed our souls in clay

Well I hear they've taken you back so far
This simple mountain's your home
And crying won't solve all these petty little scars
So hold me dear mother and go to your Lord

Wretched old demons that scratch at my door
Levity's a place I don't go anymore
I'm drained and I'm drawn and my hands feel like claws
So pack up your troubles and go to your Lord
Nightmares feel like I'm still awake
Levity's far from this difficult place
Lay down my body with limestone and boards
Head off the Devil and go to your Lord

Oh mother hear me dragging my bones
There's dirt and there's rope for my crooked little horns
And I mangled my nails as the onlookers wailed
This coffin lid's covered all the things that I've known

Wretched old demons that scratch at my door
Levity's a place I don't go anymore
I'm drained and I'm drawn and my hands feel like claws
So pack up your troubles and go to your Lord
Nightmares feel like I'm still awake
Levity's far from this difficult place
Lay down my body with limestone and boards
Head off the Devil and go to your Lord